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Introducing... What The Duck on dpreview.com

By dpreview staff on May 17, 2013 at 23:29 GMT

We've been fans of Aaron Johnson's comic strip 'What the Duck' for years. 'WTD' is one of the best satirical comic strips in the world, and we're pleased to announce that we'll be publishing it on dpreview.com, starting today!

WTD #1382


What the Duck is a comic strip by Aaron Johnson. It started as a webcomic, with the first strip posted in July 2006. The strip has appeared as print in numerous photography magazines including Amateur Photographer in the UK. It was picked up for syndication in 2008 by Universal Press Syndicate under the name W. T. Duck.

Comments

Total comments: 62
jedinstvo
By jedinstvo (10 months ago)

I'd rather look at lurid photos of high school girls.

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Charles Coleman
By Charles Coleman (10 months ago)

My thoughts exactly!

0 upvotes
riknash
By riknash (10 months ago)

This is great! I've never seen them before but I "get it". There will be a percentage who find them boring because they expect comic strips to be a big thrilling flash of hilarity.

0 upvotes
Andy Lowe
By Andy Lowe (10 months ago)

Kwality!

0 upvotes
Henry De
By Henry De (11 months ago)

Humour can also escape insipid folks

1 upvote
whawha
By whawha (11 months ago)

Personally I find it almost as funny as watching a pot of boiling water, or buying a pair of socks.
Bit of a lame duck really.

4 upvotes
CyberAngel
By CyberAngel (11 months ago)

this one makes me wanna cry...

0 upvotes
glutamodo
By glutamodo (11 months ago)

My question is... what page/link etc. will this regular feature be located under??

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Barney Britton
By Barney Britton (11 months ago)

The link directory for now (see above) but I'm hoping to also incorporate it into the weekly newsletter.

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jvideographer
By jvideographer (10 months ago)

How do I hide this "cartoon?"
I believe "cartoons" should be funny. Or at least insightful.

1 upvote
peevee1
By peevee1 (11 months ago)

Boring.

4 upvotes
Madaboutpix
By Madaboutpix (11 months ago)

Lovely stuff, that. Gentle humour, maybe not of the LOL brand, but welcome comic relief when photographic, or rather gear-related passions are about to boil over ... ;-)

0 upvotes
BaldCol
By BaldCol (11 months ago)

It appears I am in a minority but I have read these for years in Amateur Photographer and don't find them at all funny.

6 upvotes
Barney Britton
By Barney Britton (11 months ago)

Still reading 'em though?

1 upvote
BaldCol
By BaldCol (11 months ago)

Yes I still read them. Very occassionally there is one that makes me smile - The one you have chosen to include in this article is, in fact, one of the better ones.

Like I said, I appear to be in a minority. Maybe I'm just a miserable so-and-so.

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foto2021
By foto2021 (10 months ago)

BaldCol, I agree 100%. This must be one of the most unfunny cartoon strips ever produced. What failed to amuse in "Amateur Photographer" is now failing to amuse on a worldwide basis.

Not entirely coincidentally, DPReview's Barney Britton used to work for that august publication. I wonder when DPReview will start featuring a weekly column written by Amateur Photographer's resident terminal bore Roger Hicks?

3 upvotes
whawha
By whawha (10 months ago)

Please no, not Roger Hicks! The singularity of boring in a magazine of terminal bores. Reading AP almost made me give up photography, enough said...

Comment edited 2 times, last edit 4 minutes after posting
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prsz
By prsz (11 months ago)

You are right. WTD? You all have too much time on your hands. Where is the continuity in WTD #1382? I guess we all have different senses of humour. I am afraid these don't even raise a smile for me.

3 upvotes
Cane
By Cane (11 months ago)

You must be a hoot at parties!

10 upvotes
rrr_hhh
By rrr_hhh (10 months ago)

Apparently you missed the new Adobe pricing policy and the introduction I the CC

1 upvote
tinternaut
By tinternaut (11 months ago)

Awesome. Their take on mirror-less is also excellent.

1 upvote
rondhamalam
By rondhamalam (11 months ago)

that's the CLOUD storage

2 upvotes
jberk
By jberk (11 months ago)

Awesome and right on point

6 upvotes
cgarrard
By cgarrard (11 months ago)

I have one of his books, its great humor. This one is especially good considering the parody.

C

2 upvotes
Lars Svendstroem
By Lars Svendstroem (11 months ago)

Very funny. Thanks a lot

1 upvote
Maji
By Maji (11 months ago)

Thank you for making me smile.

0 upvotes
CWDaly
By CWDaly (11 months ago)

LOL!!!! That is hilarious!

2 upvotes
Camediadude
By Camediadude (11 months ago)

Good one! I am looking forward to reading more in days to come.

6 upvotes
Framer
By Framer (11 months ago)

My favourite from years ago...

http://www.whattheduck.net/strip/95

1 upvote
TLD
By TLD (11 months ago)

I love WTD. Its copyright allows it to be published free of charge in not for profit publications, so I try to include one in my camera club newsletter every month.

http://www.marlboroughcameraclub.org.nz/index.php/photo-news/photo-news-2013/

But what I _really_ liked was a recent strip that gave an answer to the most irritating questing we get on the flickr Photoshop Support group. Priceless

http://www.flickr.com/groups/photoshopsupport/discuss/72157633414171167/

3 upvotes
endymion
By endymion (11 months ago)

Oops, Sorry, I should have said 'Amateur Photographer'

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endymion
By endymion (11 months ago)

It also appears in the 'Oldie' magazine every month!. Only just noticed that I can edit this. I should have said 'Amateur Photographer'

Comment edited 8 minutes after posting
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Lights
By Lights (11 months ago)

Hee hee. The irony

1 upvote
cra3y
By cra3y (11 months ago)

Perfect analogy to Adobe CC ...

10 upvotes
David247
By David247 (11 months ago)

Nice!

1 upvote
slncezgsi
By slncezgsi (11 months ago)

This one is great :)

2 upvotes
auctionman
By auctionman (11 months ago)

Just Awesome- y'all rock!

1 upvote
xoio
By xoio (11 months ago)

Nice...

Comment edited 2 minutes after posting
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bobbarber
By bobbarber (11 months ago)

Thank you. I hadn't seen this before. Very funny.

1 upvote
AlpCns2
By AlpCns2 (11 months ago)

Brilliant. Nuff said.

1 upvote
RoelHendrickx
By RoelHendrickx (11 months ago)

Very good.

1 upvote
HDF2
By HDF2 (11 months ago)

I had never read these before - they're great. I have gone to the original website and have started reading them from the first one in 2006.

Thanks DPR!

3 upvotes
Deleted pending purge
By Deleted pending purge (11 months ago)

A good move. Bravo! :)

1 upvote
Blake Willis
By Blake Willis (11 months ago)

Thanks dpreview for picking up the ball for WtD after Apple discontinued their web hosting service!

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MikeCanon
By MikeCanon (11 months ago)

he he he.... very true

Comment edited 13 seconds after posting
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LensBeginner
By LensBeginner (11 months ago)

Been reeading this strip since some time, it's really nice, with the right mix of cynicism and humor.

2 upvotes
h2k
By h2k (11 months ago)

I like that first cartoon - it's nice to see techy topics in a non-techy, non-serious environment. That third frame up there is, well, disturbing...

1 upvote
jagge
By jagge (11 months ago)

wow really relevant on this site.....Add the gearshop and a cartoon and the transformation from a relevant tech site to a soccer mom mall is perfected

5 upvotes
InTheMist
By InTheMist (11 months ago)

Thanks for this!

1 upvote
Aleo Veuliah
By Aleo Veuliah (11 months ago)

Great.

3 upvotes
chlamchowder
By chlamchowder (11 months ago)

This is awesome. Enough said.

3 upvotes
Spectro
By Spectro (11 months ago)

nice one on adobe

10 upvotes
Dazed and Confused
By Dazed and Confused (11 months ago)

Thanks for that. I was struggling with the subtlety....

5 upvotes
morepix
By morepix (11 months ago)

What?! We don't have to be serious here? Whatever will become of flame wars, trolling, fanboyism? Looking forward to more of the Duck.

7 upvotes
Poss
By Poss (11 months ago)

LOVE.THE.DUCK !

2 upvotes
thomasw333
By thomasw333 (11 months ago)

Looks really funny, I am looking forward to reading this comic.

2 upvotes
Trollshavethebestcandy
By Trollshavethebestcandy (11 months ago)

Seems WTD needs to go mirrorless. His camera is too boxy.

6 upvotes
Peiasdf
By Peiasdf (11 months ago)

It's a retro medium format EVIL/mirrorless.

1 upvote
JaFO
By JaFO (11 months ago)

Be glad he didn't use an iPhone ;-)

5 upvotes
Plastek
By Plastek (11 months ago)

AAAAA.... mirrorless trolls.... they're EVERYWHERE!!!!!! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!!!!!!!!

4 upvotes
Biowizard
By Biowizard (11 months ago)

Well Duck Me - one less thing to look forward to in my weekly copy of AP!

Definition: "Hyperbole" (/hīˈpərbəlē/) [n] ... one of the best satirical comic strips in the world

1 upvote
Barney Britton
By Barney Britton (11 months ago)

I'll speak to Damien - maybe we can alternate ;)

2 upvotes
Total comments: 62